A unique one-of-a-kind mile race run along the Azalea Festival Parade route just prior to the parade with thousands of spectators there to cheer you on!

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Immediately Preceding the Azalea Festival Parade

102 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

For other Azalea Festival events visit https://ncazaleafestival.org

About The Tisch Center

Established in 1937, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center was one of the first brain tumor research and clinical programs in the United States. Since then, it has advanced to become one of the best pediatric and adult neuro-oncology programs in the world—leading the way in comprehensive care that combines research breakthroughs, clinical trials and the newest therapies. The center sees up to 900 new adult brain tumor patients and up to 75 new pediatric brain tumor patients per year from across the country and around the world.

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Learn about Andrew here, and the inspiration for our choice for the 2020 MGC Parade Mile beneficiary, the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.

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2019 MGC Parade Mile Video

2019 MGC Parade Mile Video

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors for helping us have the most successful race to date raising over $15,000 for The Harrelson Center!

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Parade Mile on WECT

Walt Rapp, Parade Mile Organizer on WECT 4/01/19

"I think all of us have an obligation at a certain time in our lives if we’re in a certain place to do something for people who aren’t as fortunate." said MGC Parade Mile organizer Walt Rapp.

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2018 MGC Parade Mile Video

Another amazing turnout for the 2018 Parade Mile! The race takes place prior to the Azalea Festival Parade in front of an anticipated 50,000 spectators. Proceeds benefit The Harrelson Center, a North Carolina nonprofit.

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2017 MGC Parade Mile Video

Ready. Set. Go! Lace up your sneakers and put on your sharpest seer sucker suit or prettiest spring dress and join us downtown for a good cause. Enjoy this short video about the 2017 MGC Parade Mile to start fueling your excitement. Come out and see us at this year's event!

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2016 MGC Parade Mile Video

From competitive runners to families looking for a little pre-parade fun, the MGC Parade Mile has something to offer everyone. Watch our 2016 video here!

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Interested in sponsoring the 2020 MGC PARADE MILE? We would be honored to have your support.

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The MGC Parade Mile’s goal continues to be to support various worthwhile non-profits with a different beneficiary receiving the race and sponsorship proceeds each year. If your organization is based in Wilmington or the surrounding area and would like to be considered as the beneficiary of next year’s race or future races, please let us know and provide the information requested below. We will be in touch!